Second Lieutenant Dennis Claude Rainer MID.
accompanying the award of Mentioned in
period of two days and nights, Second
Lieutenant Rainer lay in ambush with his
platoon, whilst on operations in the Phuoc
Tuy Province of South Vietnam. At 0730 hours
on 3 June 1966, he left the ambush and was
returning to the company base, approximately
one thousand metres to the west.
Shortly afterwards, eight enemy were sighted
three hundred metres to the south of the
platoon. He immediately deployed his platoon
with two sections forward, and crawling
through the edge of a banana and rubber
plantation, and under two wire fences,
surprised and assaulted the enemy.
The platoon immediately came under heavy
fire, however in a most aggressive manner,
he led his men to the objective. The enemy
were prepared to remain and fight, however
when faced with such sustained fire and
confident well led troops, they turned and
fled. The contact resulted in three enemy
being killed and two possibly wounded.